Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!
Alaska’s state flower – the Forget-Me-Not.

As of Monday, spring is here!  Not just in the Great Land, mind you, but all over the Northern Hemisphere.  Fishing plans for this year include some river and lake fishing for trout and (when the runs start) salmon, and hopefully some ocean fishing for halibut and maybe rockfish and ling cod.  Fish is good for you!

I have friends who live in places like Florida and Arizona, and that’s great – every cat its own rat.  But I’ve always preferred living where there are seasons.  I think they define the year.  Granted here in Alaska, we joke that the four seasons are “Ice Out, Mosquito, Road Work and Winter” but we still love it here.  And, I will admit, we look forward to the return of the sun.

Now then…

On To the Links!

This will be good for Alaska.

Yeah, clubs were probably a weapon of choice.

Forget the ‘norm.’  Bailouts shouldn’t be a thing, period.

Fuck off, slavers!

Who funded the BLM riots?

Are there any good options for dealing with Bidenflation?

Their lips were moving?

Nothing will come of this.  Nothing.

At light speed, nothing makes sense.  I once saw a great documentary about the young life of Albert Einstein; here’s a relevant clip.

The return of the wealth tax debate.  There really isn’t any debate; without an amendment to the Constitution, a wealth tax is illegal.  End of debate.

Stolen Valor woman sentenced.  Once in a while, some asshole gets what’s coming to them.

Yeah, good luck with that.

Banana republic status confirmed.

Some people are nucking futz.

The Biden(‘s handlers) Administration is full of incompetents, item #1,283,928.

I love a happy ending.

This Week’s Idiots:

Liawatha Warren is an idiot.

Absolute fucking lunacy.  I’ve paraded some real nitwits in this section, but the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has to be the biggest collection of drooling morons to date.

The Biden(‘s handlers) Administration once again doubles down on stupid.

The Center for American Progress (towards socialism)’s Jenny Rowland-Shea is an idiot.

Rich Lowry is an idiot.

Paul Krugman (Repeat Offender Alert) remains a cheap partisan hack, and an idiot.

Donna Brazile (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

The Atlantic’s Thomas Chatterton Williams is an idiot.

This Week’s Cultural Edification:

One of America’s most lasting and iconic rock & roll bands is Fleetwood Mac, having had a long and varied career as a group until the sad passing of Christine McVie a while back.  They got an awful lot of radio play back in the Seventies and Eighties when I was a young fellow, and their 1977 album Rumours is still one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Gypsy as a pup.

In 1982 they released the studio album Mirage, which took a generally softer tone than their previous album, 1979’s Tusk.  Also in 1982, I went looking for a hunting dog, and ended up buying a beautiful little tricolor English Springer Spaniel pup who would be my closest hunting companion for almost eighteen years; a better dog never lived.  Due to the pup’s tricolored coat and feathered ears and legs, I named her after a song from Mirage that was popular at the time; both song and puppy were Gypsy.  I’m still of the opinion that this song (among others) really cemented the notion that Stevie Nicks, while an accomplished performer, was primarily a gifted songwriter.

Fleetwood Mac released an official music video for that song that I always thought was well-done.  See for yourselves: